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Stroman, Susan

Susan Stroman directed and choreographed THE PRODUCERS, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards including Best Direction and Best Choreography. Most recently she directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical, nominated for 4 Golden Globes. She co-created, directed and choreographed the groundbreaking musical CONTACT for Lincoln Center Theater, winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Choreography as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards and a 2003 Emmy Award for “Live at Lincoln Center.” Other Broadway credits include THE FROGS, OKLAHOMA!  (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards), THOU SHALT NOT, THE MUSIC MAN (Outer Critics Circle Award), STEEL PIER, BIG, SHOW BOAT (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), PICNIC and CRAZY FOR YOU (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards). Off-Broadway productions include AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND (Outer Critics Circle Award) and FLORA, THE RED MENACE. For ten years she choreographed Madison Square Garden’s annual spectacular event A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Outer Critics Circle Award), directed by Mike Ockrent. For New York City Opera: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 110 IN THE SHADE and DON GIOVANNI. Ms. Stroman created DOUBLE FEATURE, a full-length ballet for New York City Ballet featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson. She has created the ballets BLOSSOM GOT KISSED for New York City Ballet’s 50th anniversary season and BUT NOT FOR ME for the Martha Graham Company. Her choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation “Liza – Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall,” starring Liza Minnelli. Other TV credits include co-conceiver/choreographer for PBS’s “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and “An Evening with the Boston Pops: A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein.” She received the American Choreography Award for her work in Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage. Ms. Stroman is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre and the winner of a record four Astaire Awards.

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      The birthday of Susan Stroman, Broadway director and choreographer whose credits include choreographing the 1994 Hal Prince revival of SHOW BOAT (earning her a Tony) and the 2002 Trevor Nunn revival of OKLAHOMA! For New York City Ballet she created DOUBLE FEATURE in 2004, featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson